Weekdays are tightly structured: getting up, breakfast, lessons, break times, sport/workshop sessions and going to bed. But don't worry! Everyone still has plenty of free time for planned and spontaneous activities.
|7.20||First breakfast in refectory|
|07.40||Lessons according to timetable|
|09.05||Second breakfast in refectory|
|09.30||Lessons according to timetable|
|12.30||First sitting for lunch (Classes 3-9)||or 13.15||Second sitting for lunch (Classes 10-12)|
|13.15||Lessons according to timetable||oder 13.55||Lessons according to timetable|
|15.45||Workshop learning||or||Sixth form instruction|
|or||Free time, extracurricular activities and sports clubs|
|19.00||Study time, free time, extracurricular activities and sports clubs|
|20.30||Close of day for lower school|
|21.30||Close of day for middle school|
|22.00||Close of day for upper school|
Close of day.
Urspring has a rule governing what many parents would like to do but can't always manage: in the evenings, our young people come together once again with their mentors to talk about the events of the day. Sometimes, this results in one-to-one chats about a piece of work that has been missed or about quite personal problems that the individual pupil doesn't want to have to sleep on. In each case, this is an important point in the day at Urspring – perhaps the most important. The close of day can take many forms. It might be a discussion, sitting in a large circle or in a small group, or a one-to-one conversation. Everyday issues are discussed, such as tidying up rooms and getting on with each other in the group, or it might be when plans for an integrated weekend are worked out.